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Despite FIFA Ultimate Team slowly becoming the flagship FIFA mode, Career Mode still has a huge audience. It is the classic FIFA experience and is tighter than ever in FIFA 19. You'll manage a team of your choice, taking control of everything from Youth Squads to player contracts. In this FIFA 19 Career Mode Guide, we'll give you everything you need to know about FIFA 19 Career Mode. We'll go over some essential tips and tricks to ensure you're getting the most out of your team, explain how scouting and transfers work, and give some advice on undergoing transfer negotiations.
For more on FIFA 19, you can head over to our FIFA 19 Guides Hub. It’s got everything you need to know about the game, including a look at the best young players in FIFA 19, all 5-star skill players, and plenty of FUT 19 tips.
Career Mode is the classic single-player mode in FIFA 19. It involves taking on the role of Manager at a club of your choice. From there you’re free to manage the team as you wish, buying new players, retiring others, and working towards personal goals. Each team will ask that you satisfy a set of Manager Expectations. These vary from team to team but can range from big cup victories to division promotion. There’s a fair bit to take in, so we’ve pulled together all of the key info below.
Upon starting Career Mode in FIFA 19, you’ll want to get acquainted with all of the options available to you. Not only that, but there are some key bits of info that you’ll need to keep in mind while playing through a season, so it’s good to get it all down as early as you can. We’ve included some FIFA 19 Career Mode Tips below:
Once you’ve gotten settled into your new role as Manager for your chosen team, you’ll want to start making some changes. You can do this by buying new players on the transfer market, though you’ll need to go through contract negotiations first. Transfer Negotiations can be tricky to navigate if you don’t know what you’re doing, so we’ve pulled together some useful tips in the list below. Here are our essential FIFA 19 Career Mode Transfer Negotiation Tips:
In order to find promising new players in FIFA 19 Career Mode, you’ll need to make use of the scouting feature. You can find it by heading to the Global Transfer Network in the Transfers tab. From here you can either hire new scouts or use existing ones to look for players to sign. The scout will initially give you a selection of players for you to look through, after which you can choose to scout specific ones further. There are two factors to consider when choosing a scout to do your bidding, factors which we’ve detailed below:
It’s always good to scout as many players as possible. This way you’ll have more options, and key info which can inform your transfer Negotiations.
If you’re really looking to play Career Mode for the long haul, you’ll want to start building a Youth Team to take over once some of your older players start retiring. To start setting up a Youth Squad, head to the Office Tab, and then select Youth Staff. You’ll need to hire a scout to search a specific region for players. Once you sign a player, you’ll set up Youth Academy, essentially a hub for managing all of your young players. With your Youth Academy set up and ready to go, here’s some tips on getting the most out of your Youth Squad:
While FIFA 19 does add a fair bit of new content when compared to its predecessor, career mode has definitely received the short straw. The big change is the addition of the UEFA Champions League, which operates as another tournament that you can play through. Elsewhere, there's a brand new difficulty setting in the form of Ultimate, previously reserved for FIFA Ultimate Team. There's updates to visuals, all new dynamic tactics and tweaks to breaking news and presentation. You can now use a fourth substitute in extra time, mirroring recent rule changes. Other than that, it's largely more of the same, with minor updates to training drills and transfer negotiations.
If you're looking for help with FIFA 19, we've got a full FIFA 19 guide. If you'd rather hop directly to one of our specific guides, we've got them all for you just below.
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